Champions security project
International Conference “Innovative Policies to Advance Security Governance” New York 20-23 Gennaio 2009 by Roberto Massucci Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. Why the “Champions security project” The Champions League Final constitutes the major international football event at European level for club teams; It involves institutions, media representatives from all over the world, government and sports representatives, thousands supporters and fans; A successful security system is based on an effective public/private partnership The employment of law enforcement bodies has to rely on the principle of “police ethics” International community, in particular Europe, shall support the hosting country both at operational level and for Manuale information exchange 9 luglio 2008 Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. Draft program of the Champions League Final of Rome 2009 21 April 22 May 27 May Cerimony of trophy handover Cup tour Champions festival Press Conference Celebration Party Arrival of the finalist teams’ Ambassadors Final Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. International legislation of reference EUSEC Handbook – Coordination of national research programs on security on the occasion of major events (9 July 2008) European Convention 19/8/1985 “European Convention on Spectator Violence at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches”; Resolution of the Council of the European Union 6/12/2001 “Handbook of international police cooperation with measures to prevent and control violence and disturbances in connection with football matches of international dimension in which at least the team of one Member State is involved (2002/C 22/01) Recommendation of the Council of the European Union (Enfopol 14) 13/02/2004 “Concerning a Handbook for cooperation between Member States to avoid terrorist acts at the Olympic Games and other comparable sporting events”. Decision of the Council of the European Union (2002/348/JHA) 25/4/2002 “Concerning security of international football matches”; Resolution of the Council of the European Union of 4 December 2006 “Updated Handbook with reccommendations for international police cooperation and measures to prevent and control violence and misbehaviours on the occasion of football matches of international dimension in which at least one Member State is involved”. Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. The Italian organizational structure and the Champions League structure Government system Sports system Ministry of the Interior UEFA – FIGC National Authority of Public Security organizers Chief of Police CONI Director General of Public Security Public Security Department Public Order Office C.N.I.M.S.1 Facility owner Finalist Clubs Security Officer Questura of Rome2 1The National Information Centre on Sports Events (CNIMS), set up within the Public Order Office of the Public Security Department Secretariat Office, collects, analyzes and processes data concerning the phenomenon of violence in stadiums. The related outcomes are examined on a weekly basis by the National Observatory on Sports Events. The CNIMS collects and analyzes at central level data on the phenomenon of violence nation-wide and is part of a European network of international police cooperation for the fight against hooliganism. 2The Questura of Rome, the public security provincial authority, coordinates public order and security activities at technical-operational level. Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. Il “Champions security project” Before the event As far as the Champions League 2009 Final is concerned, operational meetings and briefings with the Questore of Rome have long been organized in order to combine, among other things, the UEFA needs with those of security. After identifying the semifinalist teams the CNIMS, in a first briefing, will provide information centres of the semifinalist teams’ origin countries with information on issues, such as the relevant legislation, organizational aspects of the event, identification of the responsible police authorities, etc. Furthermore, in the subsequent phase when the finalist teams have been identified, the CNIMS will send to the information centres of the countries concerned requests for information on the transfers of common and “risky” supporters of the participating team and its escort (in case of threat) as well as on ticket sale. Possibly, it will also request cooperation for the secondment of liaison officers and an appropriate number of spotters and uniformed officers, who will be made available to the Questura of Rome in order to escort and assist supporters under their competence, and also any other relevant information. The CNIMS will then provide information centres of the two finalist teams’ countries with information on the organization of public order services, in particular on the ways how to integrate police officers in the local public order system, as well as on the directives concerning supporters, etc. Liaison officers, spotters and uniformed personnel will be hosted by the Italian government that will be responsible for accreditation, instructions for operational plans, accommodation, food, technical equipment. The Italian government will also ensure their safety and support on the field. Travel expenses will be borne by the origin country. Once ticket buyers’ names have been obtained the CNIMS will involve the counterparts of the interested countries in order to receive information on them and verify whether they include persons able to cause disturbances to public order and security. Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. The “Champions security project” durante dell’evento During the event - from 22 May 2009 (opening of the Champions Festival) to 28 May 2009 (the day after the Final) the CNIMS members will also include the two liaison officers of the finalist countries. The CNIMS – without overlapping of activities - will analyze at central level the outcome of the activities carried out by the offices of the Public Security Department responsible, each in its field of activity, for the collection and and analysis of information coming from other sources, also international ones (Interpol, Europol, Schengen and Police Working Group on Terrorism – PWGOT) by ensuring information exchange for a general threat assessment both at national and international level. Moreover, the CNIMS will constantly exchange the relevant data with the information centres of the finalist countries for an update of the risk analysis as well as with all the NFIP concerned for the transfer and arrival monitoring, including accommodation and departure time and modalities. The CNIMS will constantly provide liaison officers seconded to Rome with information on visitors-related events and police custody measures as well as with a description of possible incidents. Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. Il “Champions security project” After the event At strategic level the CNIMS will assess supporters’ behaviour in order to allow information centre of the assisting country to update visitors’ risk analysis. At operational level, the operative usefulness of the information provided by the information centres of the other countries will be assessed together with the level of risk posed by the away team. Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. Project stages 20/24 January New York Submission of the project to partner countries; Acquisition of experts’ proposals. 28 February Rome Adoption of the project and its distribution to partner countries 20/21 April Rome – Champions Meeting Presentations by the countries that hosted Champions League Finals: France and Greece. Presentation by the UEFA Submission of the Italian proposal on the Final management in Rome Adoption of the conclusions 22 May Rome Activation of the National Centre “Roma 2009” 30 July Rome Drawing up of of Champions League Final management scheme. Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S. Le aree progettuali del “Champions security project” The ticketing project The accreditation project The stewarding project The welcoming and volunteering project The mobility project The Olympic stadium project The public order and security project The international police co-operation project Ambush marketing Medical service Ministero dell’Interno - Dipartimento della PS Ufficio Ordine Pubblico C.N.I.M.S.